Job Listing Description

Research & Development Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Research and Development Engineer in Des Plains, IL.

Position responsibilities: 

• Carry out experimental investigations, including catalyst preparation and testing operations, under the guidance of senior staff 

• Operations include but are not limited to: wet chemical manipulations using laboratory glassware and stirrer/hotplates, pH meters, laboratory ovens and furnaces, and gas chromatography 

• Set-up and maintain laboratory equipment and supplies 

• Execute planned experiments on schedule 

• Perform calculations for chemical reactions and product analysis 

• Organize and maintain electronic and paper copies of information pertaining to the performed experiments including laboratory notebooks 

• Build and provide expertise in areas of catalyst preparation chemistry and equipment operation

• Provide summaries of results – both verbally and in written form – and discuss these with senior staff and project teams 

• Strictly follow laboratory procedures and safety policies and maintain monthly Safety Management System requirements
• Local candidates preferred - no relocation assistance to be provided.  

Basic Qualifications 

• A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related discipline 

• 1-10 years of experience working in an industrial, academic, government, or similar laboratory in a R&D setting is required. Part-time and/or summer academic research laboratory experience can be counted towards this qualification. 

Preferred Qualifications 

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point 

• Strong multi-tasking skills together with the ability to effectively manage project deliverables 

• Strong organizational skills 

• Self-motivated and having demonstrated experience working with multiple internal customers and 

• Time management skills 

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) 

• Demonstrated attention to detail 

• Ability to work in a team based environment
Job Number: 1910101748
Job Location: Des Plaines, IL
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 04/30/2019
Last Updated: 06/14/2019
Attention: Paige West
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9636

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